I just got a message from my friend the Wind Whistles, who have just finished their Canadian tour. They're from there and have had quite a bit of publicity but people just aren't coming out for their shows and that it's the same for everyone. That's good to hear in that I don't feel it's just me, but bad in that there's no hope!
Maybe I need to rethink my strategy and get to the cities a day early, and go round talking to people and handing out flyers to get them out. It would be better to play half the number of shows and have double the number of people out. I don't really have any time to promote now. At least it's good I haven't started fixing my next North American tour yet, because I'm learning something new every day.